Publisher: Amazon Children's Publishing
Publication date: May 2012
Source: e-book from NetGalley
Series: The Weepers, Book 1
Things I Liked:
I was really intrigued by this story at first. I love the confined and claustrophobic feeling at the start of the story - her family has been stuck in their underground bunker for 1,139 days and counting. Then when they decide to leave the bunker, lots of exciting things happen one after another and the action is heart-pounding. I wished we'd gotten to see more of the side characters and their back stories, as they seemed the most interesting. Alas, overall this story did not work well for me.
Things I Didn't Like:
I really struggled to want to keep reading. I thought that despite the action and interesting beginning, the story became very predictable, very much typical of zombie apocalypse stories. I was sorely disappointed in the instant attraction between girl and boy and how suddenly they were in love and depended on each other. Perhaps extreme conditions encourage that, but I was unconvinced. Also, most of the conspiracy details and information about the weepers and what actually happened was lightly passed over or not explained at all. I was confused and quite simply bored. I wanted to like it, but dull characters and poorly explained plot left me wanting.
Reminded me of Enclave by Ann Aguirre
Ashes by Ilsa J. Bick
Benny Imura series by Jonathan Maberry
BOOK CONTENT RATINGS:
some here and there
mostly implied stuff, nothing on page
rather gory at times, though not unexpected considering it's a zombie book
Overall rating: **
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